MB has a hit with the SLK. It is a drop-dead gorgeous roadster that continues to draw stares from all types. Last weekend, two Harley riders gave us a thumbs-up and mouthed "nice car" as we passed. The quality is outstanding, both interior fit & finish, and exterior paint & wheels. With the top up, the interior is as quiet as any car that I have owned. The trunk size is reasonable... two medium duffle bags and a 12 pack cooler provide plenty of room for a weekend getaway. Mileage is 19 city & 24-25 hi-way. Sometimes we think that we spent too much for this "mid-life toy" but then we take it for a quick drive and immediately change our minds. This car is a true joy.
Outstanding material quality. The hard top is magic. Engine is fast with plenty of torque throughout the range. The 7 speed transmission senses when you drive aggressively... raising the shift points while the exhaust roars. Great stereo. Wife loves the air scarfs & heated seats.
Stereo needs brighter screen display when driving with top down. Also needs fade controls. Six CD changer takes up too much of glove box space. Cup holders are a bit funky but actually are very functional.